Besides Dawson and the lawman dogging his tracks, all that moved on the street were a tumbleweed and a single goat nibbling the high grass along the general store's raised boardwalk.
His heart's pounding slowed. Sweat dribbled down his gaunt, pasty cheeks.
The man groaned and fired two shots into the floor as he fell. Conscious of shouts and booming gunfire upstairs.
Rogue Lawman: The Complete Series, Volume 1 Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B083F4KWB5
- Publisher : Wolfpack Publishing (January 8, 2020)
- Publication date : January 8, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3674 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 1006 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #31,788 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I bought this book, not realizing that it was a series of unending excitement, and believe me, when I say it was money well spent! Not only that, I bought the second set of stories also! This outstanding descriptive rendition of how our old American West was probably tamed is one of the most compelling series of western adventures I have had the opportunity to follow! Plenty of gunplay, and a little bit of romancing involved throughout the entire book! Outstanding storylines from beginning to end, and the character selections could not have been any better portrayed, as they continuously fulfilled their assignments with outstanding results.
Definitely recommend this outstanding western masterpiece to everyone, but especially to all you western addicted fanatics especially if you love ongoing gunfighting action. Never a slow down of realistic old western folklore adventures throughout the entire book. Don't miss the exceptionally descriptive rendition of realistic old American western folklore stories!😄
The first story explains the motivations that create and continually haunt Gideon Hawk throughout the entire series, and while it can be difficult to cultivate a lot of sympathy for Hawk as he essentially murders hundreds of people, the author periodically has asides for our anti-hero to delve into his grief, giving the reader at least some semblance of understanding that Gideon Hawk is a murky combination of deranged and uncompromisingly vengeful.
But the reason a reader like myself reads these books isn't so much for searching the soul of Gideon Hawk as it is attending him on his blood vendettas across the wonderfully-described western vistas, issuing frontier justice upon the rapists, murderers, and often wildly vile antagonists that pepper each story. By the time you finish the first volume, you may feel as I do, that Hawk has a more established and interesting relationship with his grulla, Russian revolver, and Henry repeater than with the deceased persons for whom the entire foundation of his cruelty is built upon.
Hawk, who is essentially the literary equivalent of Kurt Russell's portrayal of Wyatt Earp in 1993's Tombstone, is guaranteed to do 3 things in every book:
1. Drop a dry turn of phrase prior to or in the act of blowing someone away (not quite to the extent of John Matrix's one-liners in Commando, but not far, either)
2. Have sex with either one recurring character in particular (who is eerily inspired by the author's sister, per the foreword) or with any number of one-off characters who are blatantly introduced as inevitable bedfellows of our hero
3. Get the living hell beaten out of him to the point where the book delves into the torture porn subgenre, only to be miraculously saved
...not that I'm complaining. I enjoyed the Rogue Lawman series, and intend to re-read them again at some point. It's like the gritty, bloody, sexy western equivalent of a Cozy Mystery. Is it as poignant as Arthur Morgan's journey in Red Dead Redemption 2? No. Does the book equate to the cinematic glory of The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly? Not quite. Is Gideon Hawk as fascinating a protagonist as Al Swearengen or Seth Bullock? Nah.
But is the Rogue Outlaw series an entertaining, well-written, colorful saga that brings the reader into the untamed west, riding across the creosote, mormon tea, and cholla-peppered deserts, enjoying a vengeance ride with a bloodthirsty hero? Damn right it is.
So make yourself a cup of coffee and pretend Gid handed it to you from near his campfire, pull up a chair outside, and let your imagination dredge your senses in the Rogue Lawman adventures. If you don't, chances are excellent Gideon Hawk will hunt you down.
Hawk is on the prowl and he is one mean SOB.
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Forward too the next lot just the job for this lock down episode even ignored the television and of course my lady wife she has threatened to toss my dinner in the bin quite a few times when I never answered the call your dinner is on the table (2/3 times) good on you sir great book.
Still a good story.